Larry King has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife -- the eighth time he has made such a filing. TMZ.com is reporting that the 76-year-old talk show host is splitting from Shawn Southwick amid accusations he is cheating on her with her sister. She filed papers as well.
The papers cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. But King has been dogged by reports that he is having an affair with Southwick's younger sister. King is not talking, but the woman denies it.
Shannon Engemann tells TMZ says her sister has been accusing her for months. But she says, "This is so ludicrous. She's singling me out, but Larry has been nothing but generous to our entire family, including me."
She admits King has given her gifts for Christmas and her birthday. She was not specific, but Southwick reportedly believes King bought Engemann a $160,000 car, among other things.
"Shawn has left me threatening messages," Engemann says. "I'm tired for taking the rap for things. I did not have an affair with Larry. He's been like a father to me."
King and Southwick have been married for 12 years and have two children. King is seeking joint custody. The 50-year-old Southwick wants primary physical custody, as well as spousal and child support.
While this would be King's eighth divorce, Southwick is his seventh wife -- he married one woman twice.